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04-26-2011, 07:23 PM
I have not been able to find any vegetable juice that is ok -does anyone know of any brands or kinds that are ok?
Also, I have Quaker Instant Grits and it says there's not sugar, but I heard that these are not ok -is this true? And what kind of grits are ok?
04-26-2011, 07:59 PM
I have used corn grits, also somethimes called Polenta, and have used the V-8 juice, or tomato juice. Sometimes even making my own. What better way is there to know that it would be abstinent. I don't have any of the before mentioned right now so can't give you a brand. The biggest thing is keep checking the ingredient list. One of the main things that comes up for me is that a lot of the products seem to have the flavorings, or natural flavorings, and therefore the best thing to do is to call the company or e-mail them. Sometimes there is a website on the container, or a phone number...I must say though that there are times when I don't know any more after the conversation then I did before. Other times. , right away I will recognize one of the other names of sugar flour or wheat in the information that they give me. Instant anything is an immediate red flag for me as it means it is too processed or refined. And back to the juice, it is recommended that we not use things made from concentrates. Again it becomes an issue of what is originally in that concentrate. I hope that others will also share their input on these products. A sponsor or others that have been following the food plan with long term abstinence and recovery will be individuals that will have some good answers.
05-02-2011, 05:04 PM
The Instant Grits are too refined; I recommend against them. "Quick" Grits (cooks in five minutes, they are hominy grits) should be alright. Also, there's a great brand called Arrowhead Mills which has a product called "Organic Rice & Shine Hot Cereal". The only ingredient in it is "organic brown rice grits". These grits are very nice. I also use the yellow corn grits sometimes, like the previous person who posted.
I too use V8. If you get the larger cans, be sure to measure out just 1 cup because if you drink the whole can (11.5 oz) you'd be having more than is on the food plan. I've heard one person who gets the 4 oz cans and takes two of them with her for her hot vegetable when she is eating away from home.
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